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Honorary Mention: Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger

If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed th
If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed the media with his boring story for a solid month while continuously saying how badly he wanted to return to work.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

The story has been told already, and vividly, in Piers Paul Read's Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors .
A redundant, overlong documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 11, 2008
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008
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Brief fling

Carole Lombard rose to stardom in 1934 and was dead by 1942, killed in a plane crash on her way back from selling war bonds; her last picture, Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not To Be , was released posthumously.  
Carole Lombard’s nine years of stardom
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 08, 2008
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Cosmic debris

On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
The little things sink Mass Effect
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 03, 2007
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Crash arts

Disaster junkies will flip out at the chance to see five plane crashes and one narrowly averted one played out in Charlie Victor Romeo , which has been imported by the American Repertory Theatre and World Music/CRASHarts to Zero Arrow Theatre.
Charlie Victor Romeo tells true tales of air emergency
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 25, 2006